News and events

February 29, 2020

Win a New Zealand getaway for two, valued at over $2000

** Due to COVID-19 the closing and draw date of the raffle have been extended. The revised closing date is 30 October 2020, with the draw […]
February 7, 2020

Danielle reflects on Camp Widow 2017

I’m going to be honest. Walking into Camp Widow 2017 was overwhelming. And I will admit, my first instinct was to run away. Not because of […]
June 24, 2019

Emma’s Story: How Camp Widow changed my grief

I decided to attend Camp Widow in the USA, in 2016, two years after Shane passed away because my friend Rebecca (from First Light) had been […]
May 3, 2019

Camp Widow is coming to Australia

First Light Widowed Association and USA-based organisation Soaring Spirits International, are excited to announce they will be bringing the Camp Widow® program to Australia in 2020.    […]
July 13, 2018

Brisbane catch-up for young widows and widowers

Our local catch-ups are all hosted by widowed people who have volunteered their time to First Light Widowed Association Inc and understand how nerve-wracking it can […]
July 13, 2018

45% Parenting: a curse of the solo parent

An excerpt from Chris Martin’s blog, Just A Dad Not blowing my own trumpet here, but I reckon I’m doing alright at this parenting gig. Which, […]
June 14, 2018

Social anxiety and grief

An excerpt from Emma Hopkins-Curry’s blog, Widow Mama. So, I haven’t written in a while. I have wanted to, but kept thinking that it was the same […]
May 30, 2018

Snakes and ladders

An excerpt from Dani Holland’s blog, Three Chicks and a Hen I’m sitting on the train after dropping off my littlest girl at preschool, ready to get […]
May 15, 2018

Mourning guilt

An excerpt from Chris Martin’s blog, Just A Dad.  I haven’t cried in quite some time. I don’t know if that’s a good or bad thing. […]